In November I was asked to give a presentation on listening to and creating podcasts at the Penetanguishene Public Library. Here are my slides and notes.
I Have My Own Internet Radio Show … And You Can Too
Musician and Teacher
CD: For the Sake of the Song
Podcast: For the Sake of the Song– Conversations with Song http://ductapeguy.net
Volunteer reader of Audio Books for http://librivox.com
Organizer and Blogger for Podcamp Toronto http://podcamptoronto.wordpress.com
What is a Podcast?
A podcast is an audio or video media file that is made available on the Internet; it is much like a radio show or a video that you can listen to or watch on demand, either on your computer or — if you transfer it — on a portable media player.
Equipped with a microphone and recording software, just about anyone can make a podcast.
Examples of Podcasts
Dancing With Elephants http://dancingwithelephants.libsyn.com/
Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd http://doctorfloyd.com
Librivox Free Audio Books http://librivox.org
For the Sake of the Song http://ductapeguy.net
Russ TV http://russmusic.net
How to Listen or Watch
On a computer
Loaded on to an Mp3 player, Ipod, phone, psp
Use Itunes, Juice, Winamp or other programs to download podcasts
Where to Find Podcasts
Canadian Podcast Directory http://canadapodcasts.ca
Culture Canada Podcasts http://podcasts.culture.ca
Podcast Alley http://podcastalley.com
Podcast Pickle http://podcastpickle.com
When I was 11 I had 2 dreams
To make my own record.
To have my own radio show.
I make them both in my own home with my computer.
… and you can too!
What you need
Making an Audio Podcast
A microphone: $1 from the dollar store, $10 from the computer store to lots of $$$
Audacity is a good audio editing program and it’s Free!
A place to put it.
Making a Video Podcast
A digital camera. They all take movies these days.
Windows Movie Maker is free on all windows computers.
A place to put it.
Now Let’s Try it Out
Let’s break into groups and make an audio commercial for the Penetang Public Library.
Library Podcasting Presentation Slides